Uber adds safety reminder to ride sharing app

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Uber is reminding passengers to be careful the next time they board a vehicle that they’ve summoned using the company’s app. A new alert urges riders to cross-reference the driver and car that shows up with the details indicated in the app, Andy Rosen reports at The Boston Globe
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Four women in the Boston area have reported sexual assaults by their Uber drivers. As the first reports surfaced, in Boston and beyond, the company promised to beef up its safety features. The new alert is the company’s first change to the mobile application since then.

Read more at the Boston Globe.

Nidhi Subbaraman writes about science and research. Email her at nidhi.subbaraman@globe.com.
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